You bloggers are the BEST! Yesterday I wrote about taking the Hand Applique plunge and I got tons of feedback from you…lots of encouragement and tips and questions and even a virgin joke that had me chuckling!! A few even asked for a tutorial!! WHAT?? You should be asking an expert stitcher like Karen from Log Cabin Blog for a tutorial, not someone struggling with the process!!
Then I got an email from Paula the Quilter! She referred me to Erin of One Piece at a Time! Yahoooo…now we are talking!! Erin is an expert at applique …and what’s even better- Erin likes to share her talent!! She has a put together a series of videos on the ‘starch’ method. Erin has kicked it up a notch…instead of using freezer paper she uses a product called Templar. It’s a see through plastic product that you can iron on…meaning after you have your stencil cut out it is permanent! It won’t fray, crease or warp like paper.
If you are starting to applique or want to try a new method, than hurry over to One Piece at a Time. Erin has gone to a lot of work to educate us…AND WE THANK HER!! What did we EVER do before the internet?? For one thing…life sure wasn’t this much fun!! haha
I have to include at least one or two pictures…here’s a shot of the desert cities…taken from Highway 74…a twisty, turny road that is definitely not suitable for doing any stitching on!! Yikes!!
And when we got home it was bath time for the mutts…Molly’s face says it all….
Whereas Rylie showed me!…She rolled in the dirt immediately after her bath…Ahhhh…now here is a dog who appreciates camping and the finer things in life!!
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!!~P